front1My Grandmother taught me how to knit when I was seven years old. However, I quickly lost interest making Barbie tube dresses and put down the needles for several years. My passion was renewed when I moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where I majored in Fashion Design and specialized in knitwear.

I’ve worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, and have learned so much along the way. Currently I am a Senior Sweater Designer for a sweater manufacturer in New York City.

In my free time, I design handknit patterns for neoknits, a number of small yarn companies, and have been featured in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and Twist Collective. In May 2013, my book, Metropolitan Knits will be available from Interweave Press.

Contact: melissa AT neoknits.com